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A multiplayer mobile game that puts physically impaired patients with able-bodied individuals has shown to improve rehabilitation, according to a study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

According to a study conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in JAMA Dermatology, parents that send high-quality photos from a smartphone camera of their child’s skin condition to dermatologists could skip the office visits and receive treatment through telehealth.

A mobile application assisting patients with macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy in testing their vision is just as accurate in providing results as in-person office visits, according to a study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Researchers from China have developed an online consultation tool accessed through a mobile app that could improve patient-provider relationships, improve self-care for chronic disease patients and lower costs for rheumatic disease patients, according to findings presented at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Individuals struggling with opioid addiction meet their greatest challenge when returning home, where relapse rates are between 40 to 60 percent. In an attempt to slow the opioid epidemic, mental health and substance abuse professionals have utilized teleconsulting to deliver support to patients and families.

 

Recent Headlines

Avnet introduces new vendor-neutral archive for medical imaging Avnet Technology Solutions has launched new service offerings to assist in the storage and management of medical images for EHRs, and will allow its partners in the U.S. and Canada to offer vendor neutral archive solutions through its healthcare solutions practice--Avnet HealthPath.
ANSI approves RFID standard for tagging medical devices The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the Health Industry Business Communications Councils new standard for using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags for medical products.
UltraRAD releases next-generation DICOM archive Medical image and information management technology developer UltraRAD of West Berlin, N.J., has released the latest iteration of its DICOM archive, UltraArchive 3.0.
Lexmark updates RFID for laser printers Lexmark International has introduced an update to its radiofrequency identification (RFID) ultra-high frequency technology for the firm's T654 monochrome laser printer.

Philips unveils new vital signs monitor Philips Healthcare has released SureSigns VS2, which offers clinicians a spot-check monitor for use with neonates, as well as pediatric and adult patients.
KLAS: Providers seek vendor-neutrality for enterprise image management
Many hospitals are considering new vendor-neutral solutions for archiving and accessing medical images to avoid being locked into closed, proprietary software, according to a report from market research firm KLAS.
EU's wireless health IT market widens European healthcare is increasingly becoming digitized and there is growing need to develop and deploy sophisticated information systems. However, a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan suggests that wireless health IT has yet to be fully explored by the healthcare industry.
SIIM: Amicas showcases enterprise content manager Amicas, a developer of image and information management solutions, showcased its Amicas Enterprise Content Manager, a vendor-neutral archive solution, at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
CoActiv inks reseller agreement CoActiv Medical Business Solutions has entered an agreement with NY Imaging Service of Newburgh, N.Y., for the distribution of its Exam-PACS, Exam-Vault Quad-Redundant Archiving and related digital image management products throughout the New York and Northern New Jersey regions.
IBM scores $15M infrastructure deal with InSite One InSite One, a cloud provider for medical image data archiving, storage and disaster-recovery solutions in the United States, today announced it has chosen IBM technologies for its primary data center expansion and storage device upgrades.

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